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    Question on Bose Dolby Surround Sound

    I've had my 2008 V for about three weeks now. Have hardly been able to drive it at all yet because of the crappy weather here in MI. But it looks great in my garage!

    I can't seem to ever get the Surround option to work for audio. In the Nav display, the Surround setting is never "active" to allow me to adjust anything.

    I've been playing MP3 CD's, so maybe that's part of the problem, but I put a real CD into it the other day and STILL didn't get surround. What's up with that? I assumed there would be a Dolby Pro-Logic decoder that would at least make fake surround.

    What's it take to make this work?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Question on Bose Dolby Surround Sound

    Press the the audio hard key and on the screen should appear across the bottom center point - normal - driver
    rear seat - talk...press the one for center point.

    This is as close as you will get to surround without it being a dvd or dvd audio. I have found that it works better on cd's that it does on the radio.

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    Re: Question on Bose Dolby Surround Sound

    Yup

    Have to put in a DVD that has dolby surround or a dolby surround CD if you care to spend the extra money.

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    Re: Question on Bose Dolby Surround Sound

    I'm resurrecting my own thread. It drives me nuts that I have this 5.1 Surround system that is pretty much useless.

    Has anyone tried encoding Dolby 5.1 from an MP3 file and burning it to CD? Would that make the Surround system work?

    I swear I've never heard anything from the cool speakers in my seatbacks.

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    Re: Question on Bose Dolby Surround Sound

    If you place your ear near one of the speakers on the top of the seats do you hear any sound coming from them when playing a CD or listening to XM ?

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    Re: Question on Bose Dolby Surround Sound

    You've got to turn up the surround speakers in the audio adjust screen, I have actually had to turn mine down. Some of my cd's do come through but most don't. Clasical XM stations are in surround sound also.

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    Re: Question on Bose Dolby Surround Sound

    As most have said 5.1 is a dolby encoding that is rare on cd's. That has nothing to do with the V though, it still has a great stereo with very little distortion.

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    Re: Question on Bose Dolby Surround Sound

    Found the fix he is looking for. I didn't hear my seat speakers either so I started fiddling with the settings.

    Set your radio options to "center" not driver or rear.

    after setting your trebble, bass and stuff the last option you see at the bottom is a (((speaker symbol))) push the plus to make it half way between half and full. 75% This is the volumn adjustment for your seat speakers. you can go all the way up but after a while you realize its too loud and overdrives the front speakers.

    NOTE****** you have to do this on each of your channels..... its not a "global change" for all stations

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    Re: Question on Bose Dolby Surround Sound

    This is the reason I asked if he's getting any sound from them. To try and determine if he was set in 5.1 mode in the head unit.

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    Re: Question on Bose Dolby Surround Sound

    Well, that helped. I had always seen that last slider on the EQ greyed out, and thought it only activated with a 5.1 encoded source. When I hit the "center" option I was able to hear something out of the seat speakers.

    I didn't get to drive long enough to really mess with it, but thanks!!

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    Re: Question on Bose Dolby Surround Sound

    Quote Originally Posted by Gusteve View Post
    Well, that helped. I had always seen that last slider on the EQ greyed out, and thought it only activated with a 5.1 encoded source. When I hit the "center" option I was able to hear something out of the seat speakers.

    I didn't get to drive long enough to really mess with it, but thanks!!
    Do you mean to tell me that you didn't have it set there all the time? That's part of setting the car up for yourself,man...details,details...pay attention to the details

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